"Alright, Luciano. Don't wander off too far from me okay?"
Luciano huffed as his grandfather picked up the stubborn Italian and placed him on the black horse. Luciano tok this opportunity to escape. Grabbing the horse's reins, he rode off the path.
"Heh. Screw you, Grandpa." Luciano smiled to himself as he came to a rocky path.
Luciano stared at the horse he had ridden so long ago. He went up to it and stroked the horse's mane. "Hey there Allegra. It's been a while since I last saw you, hasn't it?" He whispered as the horse nuzzled his upturned palm.
"Shall we go for a ride?" He asked. Allegra grunted in response. Luciano chuckled as he got onto the horse. He took the horse's reins and Allegra began to trot forward.
Another horse who went by the name of Artemis was carrying it's sleeping owner on it's back. A girl who had ran away from home. Artemis came to a sudden halt, waking the sleeping girl.
"Wha- Artemis? What's wrong?" The girl asked, just as Luciano came into view. Pulling back the reins, Allegra stopped right infront of the girl and her horse.
"Oh, Hello." The girl greeted. "Ciao." Luciano said. "...What brings you here?" She asked. "That's none of your business, stupido ragazza." Luciano replied coldly.
"Can I at least know your name?" She asked. "...Luciano. Luciano Vargas. This is my horse, Allegra." He muttered. "Hi there Luciano. I'm (name). (name) (last name). This is Artemis." She giggled, causing Luciano to blush a little.
Luciano breathed in the air. "Allegra, do you remember the time we ran away from Grandpa Romero?" He asked. Allegra nodded. "We met a girl on this path. Her name was (name), If I remember correctly." He whispered, as memories of the little girl flowed into his head.
"(name)? That sounds like a weird name." He sneered. (name) was silent. "Your name sounds like a girl!" (name) snapped back. "Shut up! At least I'm not as stupid as you are!" He shouted. (name) was already on the verge of crying. "Y-You're mean!" She shouted, tears spilling from her eyes.
Luciano was about to make a comeback but he shut up right after you started crying. 'Shit, What the fuck...' He thought, watching the girl cry. He got off his horse and walked over to the girl.
Artemis stomped his foot, grunting at Luciano. "Relax, I'm just going to calm her down." He muttered, going up to the girl, picking her up and setting her on the ground.
"Hey. Stop crying, It'll just ruin your pretty face." He whispered, wiping away her tears. The girl looked up. "I- Thought you s-said I was-" "I know. I'm sorry. I was just annoyed because you called my name 'girly'." He said. "Can we st-still be friends?" She asked.
He grinned. "Si. I don't see why not." He said.
Luciano pulled back the reins and Allegra came to a halt. He closed his eyes and prayed the person her was looking for would come back.
Someone did. But it wasn't her. "Oh. Hello there Luciano!" A voice said. Luciano opened his eyes to find that it was Oliver Kirkland. "I didn't know you fancied horse riding." Oliver chuckled.
"I do. I just don't go horse riding much anymore." Luciano replied. "Well, I'm glad to know someone else likes horse riding. May I accompany you on your walk, maybe?" Oliver asked.
Luciano shook his head. "No, I'd rather be alone." He mumbled. Oliver's smile turned into a frown. "...Is something wrong?" He asked. "No, nothing's wrong...nothing at all." Luciano muttered.
"Well...Alright then. I'll see you later, I suppose." Oliver forced a smile and left. Luciano sighed. "Dammit, (name)...where the hell are you...?" He mumbled, leaning over and resting his head on Allegra's mane.
Luciano closed his eyes and a tear rolled down his cheek. "Ti Amo, (name)..." He muttered. "I wanted to tell you that ever since I met you..." He mumbled.
Allegra's ear perked up as the sound of another horse became louder. Allegra let out a whinny and dashed forward, causing Luciano to grab onto Allegra's mane.
"Allegra! What the hell?!" He shouted, grabbing the reins and pulling them back so she would stop.
The good news: She did.
The Bad news: Luciano fell forward, crashing onto another Rider.
In the process, He knocked the other rider off her horse too. "Augh...Mi dispiace. I think Allegra was spooked. Are you alright, Ragazza?" He asked, getting off the girl and pulling her to her feet. "Yes, I'm alright, Thanks." She smiled.
Luciano looked over to the Rider's horse. A Brown and white horse with white feathered hooves. "That's a very nice horse you have there Ragazza." He said. "Thanks. His name is Artemis. He's a Clydesdale." The girl said.
"Artemis..." He mumbled.
"I'm (name). (name) (last name). This is Artemis!"
"Um...Sir...?" The girl waved her hand in front of Luciano's face. "Are you alright?" She asked. "Si, I'm...fine." He mumbled. "Well...I'm (name). (name) (last name)! What's your name?" (name) asked, holding out her hand for a handshake.
Luciano stared at the girl before returning the gesture. "Luciano Vargas. It's nice to meet you, (name)." He said. (name) blinked at him. "Luciano, Huh. I feel like I've known that name before...Plus this path." She gestured to the grassy pathway. "I think I came here when I was younger. And I met this guy..." She murmured.
"A guy riding a black horse, made you cry, said he was sorry and became your friend a long time ago? That was me." Luciano said. (name) looked up at Luciano. "That was you?!" She gasped. "Si...I fell in love with you at the time s- Woah!" (name) tackled Luciano into a hug.
"I- I missed you so much! W-When your Grandpa found you, I wanted to go with you, but My mother found me!" She cried out. "Luciano, I missed you!" Luciano blinked, but returned her hug. "Yeah...I missed you too." He whispered.
"A-Are we still friends?" She asked. Luciano chuckled at her childish personality. "What the hell are you talking about? We're we always friends." He whispered, leaning in and kissing the girl's forehead.
"Can I see you again?" (name) asked, tugging at Luciano's sleeve. Luciano looked back at his Grandfather before turning to the girl and kissing her on the lips.
"Si. Ti Amo, (name)." Luciano grinned. "What does that mean?" She asked. "It means I love you. And we can still be friends. I'll find you one day, so wait for me, Okay?" He said. The girl's expression brightened and her smile returned.